Dear Precious Friends,
On this beautiful new day, this gift from God, I pray we are all preparing our hearts for Easter week and remembering what Jesus did on the cross for us, reflecting & living in deep gratitude for the greatest gift we have ever received.
I have to share this again as it is such a sobering reminder of truth!
The Blood of the Lamb is Powerful:
A rattlesnake bit one of my sheep in the face about a week ago. Deadliest snake that lives around here. The sheep’s face swelled up and hurt her terribly.
But the old rattlesnake didn't know the kind of blood that flows through the sheep. Anti-venom is most often made from sheep's blood. The sheep swelled for about 2 days but the blood of the lamb destroyed the venom of the serpent.
I was worried but the sheep didn't care. She kept on eating, kept on drinking and kept on climbing because she knew she was alright.
Often the serpents of this life will reach out and bite us. They inject their poison into us but they cannot overcome the Blood of the Lamb of God that washes away the sin of the world and the sting of death. Don't worry about the serpent or his bite, just make sure that the Lamb's Blood is flowing through your veins.”
Original Author Unknown
Jesus' blood was not taken from Him. His blood was not removed by force. Jesus Christ willingly faced death on the cross because He desired to obey the will of His Father. He chose to humbly lay His life down gladly anticipating His physical death so that you and I can live forever.
Colossians 1:19-20 (KJB) For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
Let this scripture verse sink into our hearts and minds. Jesus Christ allowed His precious blood to be shed for eternally preserving the life of you and me.
The debt of sin required death. Sin required your death and mine. The death of Jesus Christ, in our place, satisfied our debt of sin forever. He did not only take care of your sin debt and mine, but He purchased all sin for every man.
His precious blood was shed for the obligation of all humanity; past, present, and future sin.
Jesus Christ’s precious blood was the only acceptable sacrifice making it possible to REMOVE sin, rather than to merely cover sin. The Old Testament shed blood sacrifice of animals was sufficient to COVER sin, making a man acceptable to God, but it did not provide eternal life. Taking the sting out of death REQUIRED the shedding of Jesus Christ’s blood.
1 Corinthians 15:55-57 (KJB) O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
This spiritual redemption is not something man is getting or will have, but mankind can have (present tense) right now.
His gift is available today!
Jesus Christ’s blood purchased the proverbial Promised Land! His precious blood bought us the potential for new spiritual life for every man, woman, and child born in the flesh upon this earth.
His blood carries eternal assurance. It makes us kings and priests unto God. Through His shed blood, we can be who God desires for us to be. His will is not available in our strength and power (works) but resides solely in the supernatural power and strength of God.
His blood has just as much power today as it did in the beginning at the creation of the world. His power was always available and ready from the very moment of creation. When sin was ushered into this world through the disobedience of Adam, a shed blood sacrifice became necessary to redeem every man from the presence and power of sin and provide a spiritual gateway to fellowship with God and eternal life.
Thank you Jesus for your sacrifice on the cross and for the love you have for us. May our lives represent your sacrificial love in all we are and in all we do and be at the forefront of our thoughts and actions every moment of every day.