Daily Devotional 6-28-15

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 )

In His Love & Service,
Pastor Allen
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