I do love what you shared JOHN and can sure see this as well
For me, I can also see this way back in the old testament being a pattern , as the salt covenant God made with David as everlasting still to this day under the HOLY NAME being through Jesus Christ .
As the chastening , being correction though the rods of men and stripes of men , Paul also mentions this when He speaks of His stripes being 39 lashes of men for Christ sake as well as should we come with rods /correction or with Love to one church 2 Corinthians 11:24 Of the Jews five times
received I forty stripes save one.
There is no name under heaven by which you must be saved .... the royal priesthood 1 Peter 2 being the meat offering as Gods will eat my body and drink my blood that you may have life in you 8and, "A STONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE"; for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed. 9But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION,
so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now you have RECEIVED MERCY
Jesus even mentions this every sacrifice [meat offering being what Jesus said," I have meat you know not of "" it is to do His will ] A PRIEST salt being humility , seasoned with fire ,
But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use
have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
You are to offer them before the LORD, and the priests are to sprinkle salt on them and sacrifice them as a burnt offering to the LORD
Matthew 5:13"You are the salt of the earth.
But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
where "'the worms that eat them do not die, and the fire is not quenched.' Everyone is salted with Fire
"Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.
For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.
(2 Chronicles 13:5) "Ought ye not to know that the LORD God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?"
"covenant of salt" is mentioned three times in the Scriptures of Old .
(Numbers 18:19) "All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer unto the LORD, have I given thee, and thy sons and thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: it is a covenant of salt for ever before the LORD unto thee and to thy seed with thee
(Leviticus 2:13) "And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt."
By His stripes healed being given by the rods of men and stripes of men being the Suffering Servant of ALL ..and Greatest of the Kingdom of GOD
…4Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried;
Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted.
5But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening stripes for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.
6All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him
Rods of men are the chastening of the salt covenant for always , though your suffering for them , they become healed ....
Jesus shows this openly on the CROSS and we are also take up our cross and follow His example to become the servant of all mankind also and be an intercessor[praying ] on their behalf before GOD as being in the BODY OF CHRIST [HE IS THE HEAD ]authority as priestly role also
Paul shows this high calling by becoming all things to all men
that by which he might save some in the here and now as the SPIRIT of LOVE bridges the gap
LOVE being the sacrifice
and building the tabernacle of God is HIM dwelling among us building a holy city and mountain /Kingdom as Christ Body enlarges by the increase of God
calling the mortal bodies tents , but the SPIRITUAL BODY HIS DWELLING PLACE
Here in 2 Samuel 7 God told Nathan meaning "Gift from God" to the" Beloved" = David
4 But that same night the word of the Lord came to Nathan,
5 "Go and tell my servant David,
'Thus says the Lord: Would you build me a house to dwell in?
6 I have not lived in a house since the day I brought up the people of Israel from Egypt to this day, but I have been moving about in a tent for my dwelling.
7 In all places where I have moved with all the people of Israel, did I speak a word with any of the judges of Israel,
whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, saying, "Why have you not built me a house of cedar?"'
8 Now, therefore, thus you shall say to my servant David,
'Thus says the Lord of hosts
, I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, that you should be prince over my people Israel.
9 And I have been with you wherever you went and have cut off all your enemies from before you.
And I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth.
10 And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may dwell in their own place and be disturbed no more. And violent men shall afflict them no more, as formerly,
11 from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel.
And I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover, the Lord declares to you that the Lord will make you a house.
NAME BEING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST ...
12 When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.
13 He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
14 I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son.
When he commits iniquity, I will discipline him with the rod of men, with the stripes of the sons of men,
15 but my steadfast love will not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before you
16 And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me.Your throne shall be established forever.'"
17 In accordance with all these words, and in accordance with all this vision, Nathan spoke to David.
And this is what I am seeing in this , because JESUS never sinned or committed iniquity , but we do , and it this the scriptures goes with it
when one member of the body suffers we all suffer , it is the same as doing it to the Lord , those stripes heal us
25so that there may be no division in the body
, but that the members may have the same care for one another.
26And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. 27Now you are Christ's body, and individually members of it.
Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness." Then John consented.
If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into Gehenna ....
the fire of affliction Isaiah 48 ;10 9"For the sake of My name I delay My wrath, And for My praise I restrain it for you, In order not to cut you off. 10"Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. 11"For My own sake, for My own sake, I will act; For how can My name be profaned? And My glory I will not give to another.
1 Corinthians 12:25
so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.
1 Corinthians 12:27Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it.
Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep
2 Corinthians 11:28,29 Beside those things that are without, that which comes on me daily,
Galatians 6:2 Bear you one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Hebrews 13:3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them;
and them which …
The binding and loosing on earth as it is in heaven , to hold as a servant and to let free as sons of God ...
1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another,
… the mind is Christ and in obedience to the will of God and learned obedience though the things he suffered in the days of His flesh HEBREWS 5 The Perfect High Priest
and those chosen to be in His body as perfect complete
…7In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety. 8 Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered. 9And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,…
we also learn obedience though the things we suffer in the days of our own flesh unless we be reprobates and not sons
…4For indeed He was crucified because of weakness,
yet He lives because of the power of God. For we also are weak in Him
, yet we will live with Him because of the power of God directed toward you.
5Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you
-- unless indeed you fail the test? 6But I trust that you will realize that we ourselves do not fail the test.
His flesh is the vail that was torn from top to bottom in the day he ROSE FROM THE DEAD AND OPENED HEAVEN FOR ALL to enter that would be healed and willing to come to Him that He might be found in you ..
I am always amazed at the Lord Jesus Christ and how merciful He proves to be always .