The blood of Jesus is the central theme in the New Testament. The Bible speaks of blood as the means for forgiveness of sins. Not just any blood, but the blood of a perfect, sinless sacrifice; Jesus Christ. Blood is a messy and uncomfortable topic to discuss, yet understanding the blood of Jesus is critical to understanding life.
Join the discussion as Rod highlights five reasons why the blood of Jesus is so important. Through Jesus’ blood a person:
Gains bold access to the throne of Heaven; the presence of God.
Receives forgiveness of sin.
Receives the righteousness of Jesus
Gains victory over the enemy (the Devil and death)
Can live life with a clear conscience and purpose.
Knowing what the Bible says you should do is often times easier than doing what the Bible says you should do. It is all to easy to mistake knowing for applying; where we can know the truth but think that knowing the truth is the same as doing the truth. The irony is that if you don’t apply the truth the right way then you don’t fully know the truth.
In John 1:12, you are told that if you know Jesus as friend and master, then you are a child of God. You “have the right” to be called a child of God. You can know that God says this about you, but do you live like this? Are you often acting as if God doesn’t care about you or if God doesn’t have a purpose for you? If you act this way then you haven’t applied the truth you say you know.
Wake up each morning seeking to always move from knowing to doing.
Stetson Spang shared encouragements from the story of Moses. The Israelites were enslaved in Egypt under a cruel Pharaoh and yet it is a story of God’s greatness and faithfulness. It is a story in which we can learn how to see God’s glory even when circumstances around us are dark.
In the middle of great oppression, Exodus 1:12 tells us “the more [the Israelites] were oppressed, the more they multiplied and the more they spread abroad. And the Egyptians were in dread of the people of Israel.” (ESV)
Be encouraged by the many insights Stetson offers from the story of Israel. With God you can see the blessing in any problem.