Friday, 28 June, 2013

Blood of Christ (June 28, 2013)

IN HIM WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH
HIS BLOOD, THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE RICHES OF GOD'S
GRACE
            ( Ephesians 1:7 *NIV )

   Now speaking of Jesus' blood is an important way of
speaking about Christ's death.  For His death points to
two wonderful truths, the forgiveness for, and the
redemption from our past sins.

   In the Old Testament redemption was the price paid
to gain freedom for a slave.  You will find that written in
the Book of (Leviticus 25:47-54.) Jesus' paid the
price to release us from slavery to sin, thus granting us
Eternal Life.

   Now forgiveness was granted in the Old Testament
on the basis of the shedding of an animals' blood.  A
young lamb without blemish was usually used for this.
Now it is written; FOR THE LIFE OF A CREATURE IS IN
THE BLOOD, AND I HAVE GIVEN IT TO YOU TO MAKE
ATONEMENT FOR YOURSELVES ON THE ALTAR; IT IS
THE BLOOD THAT MAKES ATONEMENT FOR ONE'S LIFE.
                                      ( Leviticus 17:11 )

   Therefore; WITH THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST,
A LAMB WITHOUT BLEMISH OR DEFECT, JESUS
BECAME THE PERFECT SACRIFICE FOR THE
FORGIVENESS OF OUR OLD SINFUL WAYS!
                                       ( 1 Peter 1:19 )

   Now that does not mean that we no longer must
Repent for our sins.   For we must continue to;
REPENT, THEN, AND TURN TO GOD, SO THAT YOUR
SINS MAY BE WIPED OUT, THAT TIMES OF
REFRESHING MAY COME FROM THE LORD.  Amen
                                       ( Acts 3:19 )

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