Monday, May 1, 2017

Christ's Blood Shed for Us

Our salvation is dependent on accepting Christ's blood for the forgiveness of our sins.  If He had not died and shed His blood for our sins, we would have to die for our own and that would be the end of us.  But because Christ died on Calvary and shed His innocent blood in our behalf, we are able to accept His sacrifice for our sins and therefore we do not have to die for our own sins, because He did that for us.  Because He shed His blood for us, He can present us to the Father as if we had never sinned, because He died in our place.  But that does not excuse sin, sin needs to be repented of and forgiven which is freely done if we are sincere.

Mathew 26:28  "For this is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sin."   Remission meaning, cancellation of a debt.

Acts 20:28  "Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which He has purchased with His own blood."

Romans 5:9  "Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him."   Justified meaning, just as if we had never sinned.

Hebrews 9:14  "How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?"

1 Peter 1:18,19  "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things as silver and gold, from our vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot."

1 John 1:7  "But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin."

Revelation 1:5  "And from Jesus Christ, who is the Faithful Witness, and the First Begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth.  Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood."

Revelation 7:14  "And I said unto Him, Sir, Thou does know.  And He said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."

Our redemption is through the blood of Christ,  There is no other way.  We must accept His way and His way only.  We must accept His blood as our redeeming power to overcome as He overcame.  It's that simple, yet, it is hard to give up our selfish ways to His selfless life and live our lives for others instead of for ourselves.  Thats why the Bible says we must walk as He walked, 1 John 2:6, we cannot do it on our own, it is impossible, but the Bible also says that, 'I can do all things, through Christ who strengthens me.'  Philippians 4:13.  In Christ Jesus there is power.  That's why it is easier to be saved than to be lost.  Think about it and God bless you with the strength to obey.  Grandma Joan

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