Aid to the sons of Abraham

The apostle Paul declared that Jesus Christ gives aid to the sons of Abraham. Heb 2:14-16. The aid that He gives is His own precious life, which He gives to become their life. His "zoe" life becomes for them an exceedingly great reward. How do we, as sons of Abraham, receive the aid that Christ came to give to us?

In the garden of Gethsemane, the Father made Jesus, who knew no sin, to be sin for us. He did this so that we might become sons of God in Christ. 2Co 5:21. Jesus Christ became sin when the Father made Adam, and all who proceeded from him through natural birth, members of the body of Christ, who is the last Adam. Rom 5:14. 1Co 15:22,45. This happened when Jesus drank the cup of cursing that the Father gave to Him. Luk 22:41-42. By drinking this cup, Jesus, by the grace of God, began to "taste" the suffering of death for everyone. Heb 2:9.

From the prophetic writings of Zechariah, we understand that drinking this cup caused the two-edged sword of God's judgement to be applied to Christ, whose corporate body was the body of sin. Zec 13:7-9. The two sides of this sword revealed the two outcomes of Christ's offering journey, which Paul called "the circumcision of Christ". Col 2:11-12. First, at each stage of His offering journey, Christ was being progressively cursed and cut off from God. As the embodiment of sin, iniquity and transgression, these aspects of the human condition were being ended as He was dying. Significantly, the whole of the old creation, including all the sons and daughters of Adam, were going out with Him into the sea of God's forgetfulness.

At the same time, as His blood was shed through the wounds that He suffered, Christ was being made alive from the death of sin as a corporate New Creation. Heb 13:20-21. He was pioneering the pathway of every person's salvation, and He was fulfilling the works of their sonship. Heb 5:8. Isa 26:12.