Drowned the Fury and Swallowed the Fire

“Drowned the Fury and Swallowed the Fire.” This is what Jesus Christ did on behalf of all whom He represented at the cross. This speaks to what the Bible calls “propitiation.” Marc D. Carpenter writes concerning this:

“Jesus Christ did not die as a private person. He died as a Substitute and Representative of certain people. All the sins of all those people were imputed to Jesus Christ – Jesus Christ was legally charged with their sins. And, just as the sacrificial bull was burned outside the camp for a sin offering in the Old Testament, Jesus Christ suffered and died outside the camp as a sin offering for His people. He became unclean, defiled, worthy of death – not in his own perfectly holy character and conduct, but by imputation. And as such, it was needful for Him to be punished outside the camp, where the unclean and defiled go. By nature, ‘all our righteousnesses [are] as a menstruation cloth’ (Isa. 64:6), and all the menstruation cloths were to go outside the camp. Jesus Christ took upon Him the defiled, unclean menstruation cloths of our self-righteousness and took them outside the camp, where ‘the blood of His Son Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin’ (1 John 1:7), making our scarlet crimson unclean cloths as white as snow (Isa. 1:18). God poured out His wrath upon His only begotten Son, and those sins that were imputed to Jesus Christ were fully punished. Jesus Christ drank damnation dry for everyone whom He represented, so that no one whom He represented would be punished in hell. He took their sins onto Himself by imputation and was fully punished for them outside the camp, ‘in order to sanctify the people by His own blood’ (Heb. 13:12). There is not a single person for whom Christ died who will end up in hell” (http://www.outsidethecamp.org/otc.htm; bold emphasis mine).

Some relevant passages for those of us whom God has caused (2 Corinthians 4:6) to truly understand what it means to believe in Jesus Christ our Passover (1 Corinthians 5:7).

“Again, going away a second time, He prayed, saying, My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to pass away except I drink it, let Your will be done” (Matthew 26:42).

“…whom God set forth as a propitiation through faith in His blood, as a demonstration of His righteousness through the passing over of the sins that had taken place before, in the forbearance of God” (Romans 3:25).

“For this reason He ought by all means to become like His brothers, that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the things respecting God, in order to make propitiation for the sins of His people” (Hebrews 2:17).

“And He Himself is the propitiation relating to our sins, and not relating to ours only, but also relating to all the world” (1 John 2:2).

“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be a propitiation relating to our sins” (1 John 4:10).

“Much more then, being justified now by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath through Him” (Romans 5:9).

“…and to await His Son from Heaven, whom He raised from the dead, Jesus, the One delivering us from the coming wrath” (1 Thessalonians 1:10).

“…because God has not appointed us to wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

Some other verses by way of contrast in order to glory in His mercy:

“But if God, desiring to demonstrate His wrath, and to make His power known, endured in much long-suffering vessels of wrath having been fitted out for destruction, and that He make known the riches of His glory on vessels of mercy which He before prepared for glory” (Romans 9:22-23).

“Behold, the name of Jehovah comes from afar; His anger burns; and is heavy as the uplifting of smoke; His lips are full of fury, and His tongue like a devouring fire” (Isaiah 30:27).

“For, behold, Jehovah will come with fire, and His chariots like the tempest, to return His wrath in fury, and His rebuke in flames of fire” (Isaiah 66:15).

“Circumcise yourselves to Jehovah, and take away the foreskin of your heart, O men of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, that My fury not go forth like fire and burn, so that no one can put it out; because of the evil of your doings” (Jeremiah 4:4).

“He trod His bow like an enemy, and set His right hand like a foe; and killed all who were desirable to the eye in the tent of the daughter of Zion. He poured out His fury like fire” (Lamentations 2:4).

“Jehovah has fulfilled His fury; He has poured out His fierce anger and has kindled a fire in Zion; and it has devoured its foundations” (Lamentations 4:11).

“As they gather silver, and bronze, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the middle of the furnace, to blow the fire on it to melt it; so I will gather you in My anger and in My fury. And I will leave you there and melt you” (Ezekiel 22:20).

“And I will give My jealousy against you, and they will deal with you in fury. Your nose and your ears they will take, and the rest of you shall fall by the sword. They will take your sons and your daughters, and the rest of you shall be devoured by the fire” (Ezekiel 23:25).

“Therefore, wait for Me, declares Jehovah, for the day I rise up to the prey. For My judgment is to gather the nations, for Me to gather the kingdoms, to pour My fury out on them, all My hot anger. For all the earth shall be burned up with the fire of My jealousy” (Zephaniah 3:8).

“Who can stand before His fury? And who can rise against the heat of His anger? His wrath is poured out like fire, and the rocks are broken down because of Him. Jehovah is good for a stronghold in the day of distress; and He knows those who trust in Him” (Nahum 1:6-7).

“And I will pass through in the land of Egypt in this night. And I will strike every first-born in the land of Egypt, from man even to livestock. And I will execute judgments on all the gods of Egypt. I am Jehovah! And the blood shall be a sign to you, on the houses where you are. And I will see the blood, and I will pass over you. And the plague shall not be on you to destroy, when I strike in the land of Egypt. And the day shall be a memorial for you. And you shall celebrate it as a feast to Jehovah, for your generations. You shall celebrate it as a law forever” (Exodus 12:12-14).

“And before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He should move from this world to the Father, loving [His] own in the world, He loved them to [the] end” (John 13:1).

“For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; and giving thanks, He broke and said, Take, eat; this is My body which is broken on behalf of you; this do in remembrance of Me. In the same way the cup also, after supping, saying, This cup is the New Covenant in My blood; as often as you drink, do this in remembrance of Me. For as often as you may eat this bread, and drink this cup, you solemnly proclaim the death of the Lord, until He shall come” (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).

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