Special Notices to All Who Deny Two-Seedline, Part 24
Here we bring our presentation of Clifton Emahiser’s series of Special Notices to All Who Deny Two-Seedline to its conclusion. So far as my records indicate, this twenty-fourth and final notice was completed by Clifton on February 6th, 2003. As we have seen in his earlier portions of this series, Clifton did not really plan on writing so much on the subject, and on the other hand sometimes he thought he would write much more. Instead, he went on in his ministry to do other things, but all of them ultimately relate back to this same subject. There is no subject more important if a Christian really wants to understand not only the Bible, but also the forces which govern the world around us today.
As we proceed this evening, we shall hear Clifton make the assertion that “It is paramount we fathom that Yahweh came in the flesh; dwelt among us in the flesh; was bruised in the flesh; died in the flesh; was resurrected after three days in the flesh; ascended to heaven in the flesh, and will return again to us in the flesh.” Of course, there is no one verse of Scripture which informs us of this, however there are many verses which inform us of one aspect or the other, so Clifton is offering a compilation. For instance, we read in Hebrews chapter 2 that Christ “took on … the seed of Abraham”, and in Romans chapter 9 that Christ “was made of the seed of David according to the flesh”, so Clifton may indeed assert that Yahweh “came in the flesh”. Likewise we read in John chapter 1 that “14 … the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us…” so Clifton says here that Yahweh “dwelt among us in the flesh”.
Then in Luke chapter 24 we see the following exchange, where Christ appeared to the apostles many days after His resurrection, and it says: “36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. 37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. 38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? 39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.” So Clifton can certainly assert that Yahshua Christ “was resurrected after three days in the flesh”. Then where we see in the Gospel of John that Christ after His resurrection had told Thomas to “Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing”, we see Clifton has grounds for asserting that Yahshua Christ was “bruised in the flesh”.