Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Blood...

In yesterday's entry, I wrote about sin and about how a friend of mine, is hoping to find someone who will agree to sin with him.  If you haven't read yesterday's entry, I would suggest you do so.

Please don't misunderstand me.  It's not that I am without sin, for this is not the case.  God's Word tells us that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).  Including me.

Please, realize that I am not trying to point a finger at my friend.  I am not trying to judge him, as I wrote about, yesterday.  I am however, using this situation in an effort to explain what I am about to say.

There are actually several issues that come to mind regarding this situation.

Firstly, God hates sin.  He cannot look upon sin.  Ever.  For any reason.  This is evident in the story of Noah.  More particularly in Genesis 6:5-7.

This fact was also evidenced when Jesus hung on the cross, dying for your sin, mine and for the sin of all who would believe upon Him.  Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34, tell us how Jesus cried out to God the Father, "'Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?' that is, 'My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?'"  God the Father had turned away from Jesus, because He couldn't look upon Him, while He was dying for the sin of the world.

Some might not believe this.  If you are one, then I pity you.  You are lost and without hope.

I believe everything the Bible teaches, because it is the inspired word of God. 

If God the Father could look upon sin, then there would be no reason for Jesus to have died for you and me.  He did it all.  He made a way for God to provide us with salvation.  He made a way for God to be able to look upon us and not see our sin.

In the Old Testament, we read that God's chosen people had to make blood sacrifices, regularly to atone for their sin. 

Those of us who are trusting in Jesus Christ for our salvation, know that He was the sacrifice to end all sacrifices.  No more sacrifices are necessary.  All we have to do is believe/trust on the Lord, Jesus Christ and we will be saved (Acts 16:31).

Jesus' blood shed for us, covers our sin.  Blots our sin out, so that God cannot see it.  We are not righteous on our own, but we are made righteous when Jesus' blood covers us.

Since there is more to be said, I must continue this, tomorrow.  However, I must ask you to trust in Jesus Christ for your salvation, if you are not already doing so.  We are not guaranteed tomorrow; please, do it, today.  Blessings...


Until next time...

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