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The Blood of God (1 of 2)
Jesse M. Hendley
Romans 6:23, First John 1:9
Now, friends, if you have your Bibles, I would like for you to turn with me to two passages of Scripture. The first is found in Romans 6:23. "For the wages of sin is death." The other is First John 1:9. "The blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth us from all sin." Here are two of the most important passages in the entire Bible. Out of all the Word of God there are many wonderful statements. We could talk to you about many things. Many things are marvelous in the scope of the Bible: poetry, prophecy, history, the study of individual lives, the marvelous truths about God and man, of salvation, of death, of eternity, of heaven, of hell. There are many tremendous studies in the Word of God. But today we are taking up the most vital, the most important, the very central truth of the Bible. I hope you will listen to me very carefully as I bring this message. It has been upon my heart that friends might know afresh, that WE ALL might know afresh, and see afresh, the very HEART of the Gospel, and that relates to THE BLOOD of the Lord Jesus Christ.
God's Word says that all men are sinners. God says that the wages of sin is death. God gives the answer to this great condemnation: "THE BLOOD of Jesus Christ, God's Son, CLEANSETH us from ALL SIN."
What a wonderful statement is this about THE BLOOD! It is a wonderful thing. You say, "Preacher, why is THE BLOOD such an important thing? Why does the blood of a man some 1900 years ago AFFECT ME? Why must I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ? Why must I believe in HIS BLOOD? What does the blood MEAN, in the Word of God?"
Well, we are going to see that just now. Let me remind you first of all that this word BLOOD is a very startling word. It is a tremendous word. Nobody likes to think about blood. Nothing upsets you like blood. It is my duty to visit in the hospitals, and I see blood. I confess to you I do not like it. I never have liked it. When I first be ...
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