Friday, April 6, 2007

Happy Resurrection ( Easter) Sunday 2007

What the blood of Jesus did for you
I want to take you back to a time where a man name Jesus who walked this earth some 2000+ years ago

Jesus was born of a virgin named Mary who was chosen by God to bring His only begotten Son into this world to save humanity from Sin and eternal death. John 3:16

This child had to be born of a virgin because he couldn’t have the blood of sinful man in him. The blood of the child comes from the sperm of the man. Jesus had to be without sin so he was born of the Holy Spirit. Jesus has holy blood.

As Jesus grew up he performed many miracles and showed the love of God to all He came in contact with.

Jesus was 30 years old when he started his ministry. He died 3 years later. Jesus was what you would call the talk of the town in those days.

Towards the end of his life Jesus was loved and rejected at the same time by the same people he came to save in the first place.

Judas betrayed Jesus, Denied by Peter arrested
, Beaten Matthew 26: 47 with a cat of nine tails made up with chips of bone, metal, glass pottery, and anything else the could fine. When the roman soldiers were finished Jesus didn’t even look like a man but like a pile of raw hamburger meat. The striped him and then clothed him with a purple robe and pounded a crown of thorns on his head. Then beaten him some more. Jesus was mocked, and rejected by his own people again. Then finally crucified. Matthew 27: 19- 26

But the story goes on from there.
In Matthew 28:5 Jesus rose from the grave victorious. You see when he died he went to hell and kicked the devils butt and did the same to him that the devil did to Jesus. Jesus then took his blood ascended into heaven and placed his blood on the mercy seat to save us and buy us back from Satan’s authority. Jesus came back to earth and made 2 women his first Evangelist. Matthew 28:5

Turn to Hebrews chapters 8,9,and 10.
While Jesus was in heaven he took his and poured on the mercy seat for you and me. Here is what that precious blood did at that time.

1) Jesus sealed a new contract or covenant with his blood Hebrews 8:6
2) We have forgiveness of sins by the blood of Jesus Hebrews 8:12
3) We have been redeemed (bought back) by the blood of Jesus Hebrews 9:12
4) We have been sanctified (made righteous) by the blood of Jesus Hebrews 9:13
5) We have freedom from a guilty conscience by the blood of Jesus Hebrews 9:14
6) We have received the promise of inheritance by the blood of Jesus. Hebrews 9:15, Romans 8:15.
7) We have been set free from sins (sin nature) by the blood of Jesus Hebrews 9:15b
For you see without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins.

The old covenant had atonement of sins (cover up), but the new covenant had remission of sins (blotted out) by the blood of Jesus Hebrews 9:22

Jesus paid the price once and for all for sin and bought us back from the authority of the devil. Jesus striped him of the keys of death, hell, and the grave. Made an open show of him and marched the devil down the streets of hell naked.

Why you ask? The answer is because Jesus loves you while he was looking down from the cross he saw you there.

By the blood of Jesus we have the confidence to come in to the holy of holies right up to the thrown of God and be bold because of the price of the precious blood that Jesus shed for us. We can have a sincere heart and full assurance of faith because of the blood of Jesus.

Conclusion: turn to Matthew 28: 16
Jesus tells us before he ascended back into heaven to go and tell others of the price he paid for them and how much He loves them. And how He came to set them free.

Turn back to Hebrews 10: 35-39 read it then if needed turn to Romans 10:9,10 and make Jesus the Lord of your life and be covered by the blood of Jesus (Amen.)
From the desk of Pastor Erik Hossann.

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