The Blood of Jesus
30 October 2011
- Every building
must be established on a sound foundation e.g. Christchurch earthquake.
- Our relationship
with God has foundations upon which it is established and maintained.
- Eph.1:7 “In
Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of
sins according to the riches of His grace.”
- We need to
discover what the Blood of Jesus has accomplished for us – and also
how we are to apply it to our lives to walk in the grace and favour
2. God Established
Consequences for Sin
One who creates makes the rules
- Jn 1:1-3 “All
things were made through Him …. and in Him was life.”
- The one who
designs/creates something establishes how it will work/function.
- If you don’t
know the purpose something designed for you will abuse it.
- God created the
physical world and also the laws that govern how it operates.
- You can’t make
or break the laws only work with them or against them.
- God also created
laws that govern His relationship with people.
b) God established
the Consequences of Sin
- God gave man
freedom, responsibility, boundaries and consequences.
- God gave man free
will to choose how he will govern his life and relationships.
- God also
established the consequences of sin “You shall die”.
This is a spiritual
law “the law of sin and death”.
- You are free to
choose what you will do but not the consequences.
you jump of tall building – no power over consequences – law of gravity.
- Definition of
Sin: Sin is violating the laws of God(1 Jn3:4).
choosing to live independent of our creator and live for selfish advantage.
c) The consequences
- Consequences of
breaking God’s laws are as inevitable as night follows day.
- You cannot
avoid the consequences.
- You may try
to deny, blame, redefine sin, ignore, explain reality experience.
from God – loss of connection, spiritual emptiness Rom.6:23.
from God – experience a penalty ct Mt.25:41/Mk.9:44.
consequences in personal life, family, relationships Gal.6:8.
authority is established for evil spirits to access your life.
- None of
us are exempt from this spiritual problem of sin.
Rom.3:23 “For all
Rom. 5:12 “Death
has spread to all men..”
- We must find a remedy
for sin and its consequences – What?
- We must return
from cursing to blessing and favour of God – How?
3. God Also
Established the Remedy for Sin
a) What can I do
to resolve the problem of sin?
= man’s efforts to try to improve his life and gain
access to God.
= favour with God is thought to be determined by my works.
- Serving, good
works, charitable acts, prayers, attempts to improve self.
- What must I do
to be good enough? How much is enough?
- What must I do
to redeem myself? Ps.49:7 1 Gal.2:16.
b) God has
established a law a basis for dealing with sin
- The process of
addressing the issue of sin is called redemption.
=3083= a ransom
= price paid
to liberate a captive or prisoner, someone in power of another.
regain possession by paying the full recovery price.
= to buy
back, ransom – e.g. redeem mortgage e.g. Somali pirates.
=2643= exchange that restores divine favour
= to resolve
a difference, to exchange money for something of equivalent value.
condition of being “at one” – reconciled.
c) God requires the
shedding of blood
- There are two
aspects to this (i) Blood must be shed (ii) Blood must be applied.
“Strike the lintel and the two door posts with the blood”.
- God set up a
temporary process where the blood of animals was shed.
d) Only the Blood of
Jesus can Redeem Us
- Blood of a child
is determined and contributed to by the male chromosomes not
- Mother’s blood
never mingles with the blood of her child.
- Lk1:35 Mary
was impregnated with male chromosome – came from God.
Jesus was never contaminated by Adam’s sin/blood.
Jesus was pure.
- 1 Pet.1:17-18
Redeemed – with the precious blood of Christ.
In Him we have
redemption through His blood.
- Rom.3:23-25 God
has set forth as a mercy seat through faith in His blood.
…and have redeemed
us to God by your blood …
Paid the full price – obtained redemption for all.
the sin list.
powers = took away their weapon.
- Gal. 3:13-14
Redeemed us from the curse of the law – blessing and
- We must choose
God’s way to deal with sin – applying Blood of Christ.