The Blood of Jesus (2)

6 November 2011

 

1. Introduction

- Gen 2:15-17 “…in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die

- Rom.5:12 “By one man (Adam) sin entered the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, for all have sinned.”

- Gen.3:7-10 “I heard your voice in the garden and I was afraid, because I was naked and I hid myself.”

Consequences: spiritual – emotional – relational – physical.

Heb. 9:22 Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins.

The Old Testament shedding of blood of animals was a prophetic picture of the blood of Jesus shed.

Redemption =3083= a ransom, price paid to totally liberate a captive.

 

2. How the Blood of Jesus is Applied

 

(a) The blood must be applied – there is a part we must fulfil.

 

(b) The blood is to deal with Iniquity, transgressions and sin.

Lev.16:21-22 “Aaron shall lay both hands on the head of the live goat; confess over it the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions, and all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat.”

Sin =harmartia= to miss the mark and forfeit the prize e.g. archer.

(i) unintentionally         (ii) Intentionally            (iii) Fault or flaw in how doing it

(i)   Sin = unintentional wrong. An action committed in ignorance, without

                  knowledge = an error made in ignorance.

            (ii)  Transgression = a wrong committed with full knowledge. It means to know

                  better but to do it anyway.

            (iii) Iniquity = an inner perverseness, twistedness, which causes a person to commit a sin or transgression – it motivates the person.

 

 

(c) You must speak out – be vocal – be specific

(1) We are guilty as charged. (2) The blood of Jesus was shed for our forgiveness.

(i)   The devil watches: Rev.12:10 He accuses us on every point.

            (ii) The Holy Spirit watches: Rom.9:1 ..my conscience bears witness to the

                  Holy Spirit.

            (iii) The Angel of God watches: Ecc.5:6 The scribe angel keeps account of all

                  we say and do in a book. Rom.14:12 Each of us shall give an account of

                  himself to God.

 

(d) You must speak from your heart = sincerity

 

(e) Your confession of faith activates Jesus Ministry on your behalf

                              …Let us come boldly to the throne of grace!”

 

(f) The Courts of Heaven

Rev.12:10

Zech.3:1

1 Jn.2:1-2

(i) They are detailed and specific

(ii) They are valid

(iii) How do you plead?           - Guilty as charged

                                                - Blood of Jesus Christ forgives