The same but Changed

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What leaves is not what enters, no matter how it looks...

In other words: Sometimes things are the same, but Changed

Example 1: Faith vs. Flesh 

What left Egypt was called Israel, but it was entirely different than what entered Canaan, though it was still called Israel.

Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you: Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against me, Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. - (Num 14:28-30)

Why just them?
Take a look at the following Chapters:
Numbers 13: the sending of the spies
Numbers 14: The competing testimonies

It was Israel in name only, everything had changed, and the old things had passed away, behold…
All things had become new...
Who survived to enter in to the Promised land? According to Numbers 13
Most of the spies had no faith, and the people believed their testimony and perished with them
Joshua and Caleb were the only ones who had Faith, so they lived…
Why? Because without faith, it is Impossible to please God, and as Joshua 1 says
the promises made to Moses were granted to Joshua because of HIs Faith.
So what entered into the Promised Land was in fact Israel, but though the same, it was changed

Example 2: Flesh and blood vs. Flesh and Bone
The one who dies on the cross, wasn’t the same one who rose:

Flesh and blood (also symbolizing weakness and temporality)
For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh atonement by reason of the life. - (Lev 17:11)
So, the blood is the life of the flesh, and the blood covers sin,
It is the antidote to the law of sin and death…
So, a life had to be given, and blood (the life) shed, for the covering/remission of sin.

Flesh and Bone (also symbolizing strength and permanence
(Reread Romans 1:1-5)
And as they spake these things, he himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they beheld a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and wherefore do questionings arise in your heart? See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye behold me having. And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. - (Luk 24:36-40)
His life was given, His blood was shed, for the remission of Sin…
And he took a cup, and gave thanks, and gave to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many unto remission of sins. - (Mat 26:27-28)

He was the same, but changed…

Was the last man Adam like the first?
And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof: and the rib, which Jehovah God had taken from the man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And the man said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. - (Gen 2:21-25)
How did Adam and Eve come to Life? By the Spirit!
And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And Jehovah God planted a garden eastward, in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. - (Gen 2:7-8)

What do we see here? Why doesn’t Adam say flesh and Blood?
Because there is no sin… Prefall, the life of a man is the Spirit, not the blood...
Eve, being one (Echad) with Adam has his very life, the same spirit.
And once Jesus died, and His blood was shed for sin, once and for all,
His new life and ours, is in/by the Spirit
For the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ has made me free from the Law of sin and death – Romans 8:2

Example 3: The Old Man vs. The New Creature
Like Israel, the only thing that survives the transition is faith (Joshua and Caleb)

What left Egypt was Israel, though it all died except what? Faith! and what entered into Canaan was Israel, and it entered, led by Faith. Led by Faith!

Like Jesus, when we are born again, it is by the Spirit
Romans 8:1-14 The law of the Spirit, the Life in the Spirit, 15-17 The adoption into the family

For it is the love of Christ which is moving us; because we are of the opinion that if one was put to death for all, then all have undergone death; And that he underwent death for all, so that the living might no longer be living to themselves, but to him who underwent death for them and came back from the dead. For this reason, from this time forward we have knowledge of no man after the flesh: even if we have had knowledge of Christ after the flesh, we have no longer any such knowledge. So if any man is in Christ, he is in a new world: the old things have come to an end; they have truly become new.
(2Co 5:14-17 BBE)
We are the same, but changed…


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