Daily Devotional 1-26-15

IN HIM WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD,
THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
RICHES OF GOD.  ( EPHESIANS 1:7 *NIV )

Dear Friend,
Now speaking of Jesus’ blood is an important way
of speaking of Christ’s death.  For His death points to two
wonderful truths, forgiveness for, and the redemption from
our past sins.

In the Old Testament redemption was the price paid to
gain freedom for a slave.  You will find that written in the
Book of ( LEVITICUS 25:47-54. )  Jesus’ paid the price to
release us from slavery to sin, thus granting us Eternal
Life.

Now forgiveness was granted in the Old Testament on
the basis of the shedding of an animals’ blood. A young
lamb without blemish was usually used for this.  Now it
is written; FOR THE LIFE OF A CREATURE IS IN THE
BLOOD AND I HAVE GIVEN IT TO YOU TO MAKE
ATONEMENT FOR YOURSELVES ON THE ALTAR; IT
IS THE BLOOD THAT MAKES ATONEMENT FOR ONES
LIFE.   ( LEVITICUS 17:11 )

Therefore; WITH THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST,
A LAMB WITHOUT BLEMISH OR DEFECT
, Jesus
became the perfect sacrifice for the forgiveness of our
old sinful ways!                                 
( 1 PETER 1:19 )

Now that does not mean that we no longer must repent
of our sins.   For we must continue to; 
REPENT, THEN,
AND TURN TO GOD, SO THAT OUR SINS MAY BE WIPED
OUT,  THAT TIMES OF REFRESHING MAY COME FROM
THE LORD.  Amen  ( ACTS 3:19 )

With My Love & Prayers,
your servant Allen
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