WONDERFUL POWER OF THE BLOOD OF CHRIST
Jesse M. Hendley
1. THE BLOOD OF CHRIST COMPLETELY SATISFIES GOD
ABOUT OUR PAST SINS. Romans 3:25"Whom God set forth
to be a propitiation through faith, by His blood, to
show His righteousness because of the passing over
of sins, done aforetime, in the forbearance of God."
Paul has just stated that every person's mouth is
stopped, and the whole world is guilty before God.
God is holy. God hates sin! There is no playing
about it. His wrath must strike somewhere! What
hope is there, then, for any one of us? God gives
His answer in verse 25: HE SET FORTH CHRIST. He gave
Christ to be the propitiation. The wrath of God
strikes Him instead of us!
Isaiah 53 tells of Christ being OUR RANSOM. "The
Lord CAUSED TO STRIKE on Him the iniquity of us
all." He laid upon Christ all our iniquity. God says
that our salvation is entirely in CHRIST, and
completely by FAITH, as we turn to Him with warm
hearts of affection and complete trust. What a won-
derful, comforting thought it is. When we think of
how greatly, and how often, we have sinned against
God, and how GOD HATES SIN, and how His wrath HAS
ALREADY BEEN FULLY APPEASED, when He struck at
Christ and caused the blood of His own Son to be
Shed---when we think of this, does it not make us
hate sin and love God, constraining us to give Him
our life, our all?
Christ's SHED BLOOD is the basis of His MERCY. God
provided this so that His mercy could go out unto
all, not for our sins only, but for the sins of the
whole world. (I John 2:2.)
God's dealings with every individual soul are on the
basis of the SHED BLOOD of Christ. To those who
ridicule, and reject it, there can be nothing else
ahead for them but GOD'S WRATH.
How about the sins of the people before Christ came
to the earth? Christ was the Lamb of God, SLAIN FROM
THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.
2. THROUGH THE BLOOD OF CHRIST WE ARE REDEEMED. ...
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