(A)LL MEANS ALL THAT IT MEANS:
All is always all it seems,
except when it isn’t, you see.

This has to do with Christ’s atonement.
What did it mean for Him at that moment?
If His food and drink was the Father’s will,
did it matter for whom His blood was spilled?
Yes, the two are intertwined in fact,
the blood was the seal of a covenant, pact.
The new covenant is referred to as a will,
and He said He laid down His life, was not killed.
Now, this will has certain beneficiaries,
those, He said, who would believe His obituary.
Who? “I lay down my life for the sheep.”
He later said, “you are not my sheep.”
In His own words He died for the elect,
but not for others, like those of that sect,
just read the whole passage of John 10.
Then read Ephesians 5:22 and on –
children look at dad and mom:
His singular love for his wife
is so because Christ laid down His life,
not for other neighborhood women
(that’s adultery) – He’d be sinning! –
but for the church, His bride, New Jerusalem,
typified by Eve and the girl of Shulam.

Do we think that Christ’s love is cheap,
to spill His blood like waters in the street?
Does He share His love with strangers too,
or is it just for the wife of His youth?
Is God to teach “Do not commit adultery,”
and then spend His life and love improperly?
Would the Shepherd really be Good,
if for sheep, goats, and wolves He bled?

Although His death was of infinite value
to forgive you, you, you, you, and you,
yet it was such an atoning sacrifice
as to certainly give it’s objects life,
hence, either we accept universalism,
or we accept this small aphorism…

All means all that it means:
All is always all it seems,
except when it isn’t, you see.

 

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