THE LAMB OF GOD                           THE BLOOD OF JESUS



"Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world."

(John 1:29)



"Without shedding of blood is no remission [of sins]."

(Hebrews 9:22)





Love Of God


For God, so loved YOU. (John 3:16)

He provided the Lamb. (Genesis 22:8)



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The precious blood of Jesus Christ is the foundation of our redemption!




People, even some Christians today, do not know the significant reason for the Easter celebration. One time before Easter, I had the opportunity to talk with a young lady and her two sons. She was a very nice religious lady, but she was not a spiritual person. She told me how she prepared for Easter with all the traditions of Easter eggs and the Easter Bunny without mentioning the real meaning of Easter—the resurrection of Jesus Christ. When I told her what is more important for me at Easter and why, she gave me the idea that she had never heard this in her church in all of her life, or she never gave proper attention to the preaching. She had never learned why Jesus Christ came to this world, why He shed His blood on the cross, why He died, why He was resurrected and what He offers to those who believe in Him.


Maybe you too have been going to church all your life and follow and practice all the Easter traditions, but you have never realized that the death sentence of an innocent man—Jesus Christ—changed not only the course of history but changed the course of eternity. From Jesus' arrest, trial, and execution came good news—salvation. From injustice came justice, and from His death and resurrection came the hope of eternal life. I will present to you a few interesting stories to explain to you more clearly why Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, died and shed His blood. Also, I will present the importance and power of His blood for you and what you have to do to receive eternal life.


•  In a little town in the Middle East, Ahmad and a friend were up high on some scaffolding repairing the side of a building. Ahmad lost his footing and fell. Horrified by the accident, his friend climbed down to his aid, expecting to see Ahmad's broken and fractured body. To his surprise, he found that Ahmad was not hurt! At the exact moment Ahmad fell, a shepherd was driving a flock of sheep under the scaffolding. Ahmad fell on the back of one of the sheep, killing it, but saving him. Ahmad got up and looked at the lifeless animal and sighed, "It died for me!" — Source Unknown


•  The great English preacher Charles Spurgeon was preparing for a series of special meetings in the great Agricultural Hall in London. He visited the building the day before the crusade to test the acoustics. In a booming tone, Spurgeon's voice rang out over the empty building, "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." A workman painting on a scaffold up in the ceiling, heard Spurgeon say just those few words and was convicted. The man promptly went home, knelt before the Lord, and found his salvation. "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold...but with the precious blood of Christ..." (1 Peter 1:18,19). — Source Unknown


• It is said that Luther, during a serious illness, seemed to see Satan coming to him with a great scroll on which were written all the sins and errors of his life. Looking at him with a triumphant smile, he unrolled it before the saint: "These are your sins. There is no hope of your going to heaven." Luther read the long list with growing consternation when suddenly it flashed upon his mind that there was one thing not written there. He said aloud, "One thing you have forgotten. The rest is all true, but one thing you have forgotten: The blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth from all sins." by H. Sayles, One Thousand Evangelistic Illustrations


•  A young man was seriously injured in a two-car collision. He had a ruptured spleen, rib fractures, and a contused kidney. Surgeons said, "We must operate immediately." The young man and his wife said, "Go ahead." "You have lost a great amount of blood, and we cannot operate without a blood transfusion. Without it, you would probably die

on the operating table!" said the surgeons. The patient and his wife flatly refused to allow blood transfusions. The surgeons argued and pleaded with the couple for hours, but the patient said, "My religion forbids me to submit to a blood transfusion!" The surgeons were helpless as they watched the man die. — Source Unknown.


The lamb died, and Ahmad's life was saved. Do you know that there is another lamb who gave its life so others could live? That was Jesus, the Lamb of God who died for us and paid our sins with His own blood. "In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;" (Ephesians 1:7) and "Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood" (Revelation 1:5).


Has your sin cast you into a pit of despair? Do you know his forgiveness? God sent Jesus, His only Son, to die as a sacrifice for the sins of the world. He died for you on the cross, the just for the unjust. Do you know the path to God costs nothing? Salvation in Christ is free, but it is not cheap. Your forgiveness came at the price of Jesus' death on the cross. Remember, the way out of the "pit" cost your heavenly Boss a whole lot. Look to the Lamb of God to save you from an eternal fall. He died for you. Receive Him today as your Savior as I did when I was a young man. If you refuse His cleansing blood, you will die in your sin and be eternally lost! I hope and pray you will do as many others did and be eternally grateful.


      Betty Cuthbert, the Australian athlete, said,

      "My salvation was a free gift. I didn't have to work for it, and it's better than any gold medal that I've ever won."

       

       Also, the gospel hymn by Edward More states:

       "My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness." 


Numerous theologians and Christian authors do not even talk about the blood or the power of "Jesus' blood" for man's redemption. Instead, they use other words that do not exist in the original text of the New Testament. Blood is very important and necessary to the doctrine of Christ's atonement and is mentioned over 300 times in the Bible. It is at the heart of the gospel, and it is through "the blood of his cross" that Jesus reconciled us to God (Colossians 1:20-23). In some Christian churches, they do not even sing hymns like "Saved By The Blood" and "Power In the Blood," because of their humanistic beliefs. They keep the real teachings of the Bible at a distance and do not allow the power of the Holy Spirit to work in their lives, and they miss God's power and blessings. We are redeemed and "justified by his blood" (Romans 5:8,9). Never forget, only Christ and His sacrifice on the cross can redeem your soul. Do not be deceived by the fake "yellow gospel" of works that is powerless to save your soul.


Several years ago, a theologian with a Ph.D. and author of several books, translated the New Testament from the original Greek text into today's modern language. He asked me to check his transcripts since I was a Greek person and a Greek teacher with many years of education in the modern and ancient Greek language. I made many corrections, including those concerning the blood of Jesus. Every place that the original Greek text used the word "Jesus' blood" as mentioned in the verses above, he translated as just "death of Christ." We had debates about these kinds of areas because of the importance of Bible doctrine. Later, he called me and said that he honored 80% of my corrections. I told him that I did my part, and if he does not honor all of my revisions, he will be accountable to the Lord. I am very disappointed because some people try to make their own version of the Bible for their own reasons, away from the actual text of the original Holy Scriptures. Usually, the problem is not the translation to more plain English but changing the meaning of the Word of God. Today, there are available in the market so many English versions which create confusion for Christians and others.


Christian, keep in mind that you are redeemed, not with money, but with the blood of Jesus. You are God's very own, being redeemed by Him. Every Christian should wear a sign on his heart, "NOT FOR SALE."


by Ted Matamis, copyright © 2019. All rights reserved.



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NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD (Music Clip)


                                                                What can wash away my sin?

                                                                Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

                                                                What can make me whole again?

                                                                Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

                                                              

                                                                Refrain:

                                                                O precious is the flow

                                                                that makes me white as snow;

                                                                no other fount I know;

                                                                nothing but the blood of Jesus

                                                               

                                                                — Hymn by Robert Lowry, 1876



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Power In the Blood (Music Clip)

Saved by The Blood (Video)




Only the precious blood of Jesus Christ can SAVE US!

The Passover - The blood of a lamb

The Lamb of God shed His blood

Redemption through Jesus' blood


Bible Verses


"Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." (John 1:29)


"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:11)


"Who his own self bare our sins in his body on the tree (cross)." (1 Peter 2:24a)


"For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed ... But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot." (1 Peter 1:18-19)


"Without shedding of blood is no remission [of sins]." (Hebrews 9:22)


"This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins." (Matthew 26:28)


"Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood,ye have no life in you." (John 6:53)


"It is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul...The life of all flesh is the blood thereof." (Leviticus 17:11,14)


"For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed ... But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot." (1 Peter 1:18-19)


"In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace." (Ephesians 1:7


"...Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood." (Revelation 1:5)


"Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him." (Romans 5:9)


"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin." (John 1:7)


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Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, shed His blood on the cross to save us from our "SIN" !



Quotes


.  "Either sin is with you, lying on your shoulders, or it is lying on Christ, the Lamb of God. Now if it is lying on your back, you are lost; but if it is resting on Christ, you are free, and you will be saved. Now choose what you want."

Priest and Theologian, Martin Luther


.  " It is not sin as we see it that was laid on Christ but sin as God sees it, not sin as our conscience feebly reveals it to us but sin as God beholds it in all its unmitigated malignity and unconcealed loathsomeness. Sin, in its exceeding sinfulness, Jesus has put away. But when we perceive sin, then we are to trust the blood."

"Prince of Preachers," Charles H. Spurgeon


·  "The individual who desires to have his sins forgiven, must seek for it through the blood of Jesus. The individual who desires to get power over sin, must likewise seek it through the blood of Jesus." — Evangelist, George Muller


· "Jesus gave his life on the cross for any who will believe. We're not redeemed by silver or gold. Jesus paid for it with his blood." — Evangelist, Billy Sunday 


·  "The atonement in Jesus Christ's blood is perfect; there isn't anything that can be added to it. It is spotless, impeccable, flawless. It is perfect as God is perfect." "Only the blood of Jesus can cleanse us, yet if we withhold ourselves from that blood, we will be unclean forever." — Quotes from Pastor and Author A.W.Tozer


·  "We've been bought with a price, the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. So none of us really have any rights." — Dr. Bill Bright


·"I feel so sorry that many Christians live in bondage even though Jesus has signed their release form with His own blood." — Chinese Christian evangelist, Brother Yun


. "It was not human beings who accomplished anything here [on the cross]; no, God alone did it.He came to human beings in infinite love. He judged what is human.And he granted grace beyond any merit."

Pastor and Theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer 

. "The blood was shed to unite us to God."

·  "It will become clear that there is no single scriptural idea, from Genesis to Revelation, more constantly and more prominently kept in view, than that expressed by the Words—"The Blood." Our inquiry then is what the Scriptures”

·  "The hidden value of His blood is the spirit of self-sacrifice, and where the blood really touches the heart, it works out in that heart, a like spirit of self-sacrifice. We learn to give up ourselves and our lives, so as to press into the full power of that new life, which the blood. has provided."

·  "Faith is not merely a thought of which I lay hold, a conviction that possesses me—it is a life. Faith brings the soul into direct contact with God, and the unseen things of heaven, but above all, with the blood of Jesus. It Is Not Possible to Believe in Victory over Satan by the Blood without Being Myself Brought Entirely under its Power. Belief in the power of the blood awakens in me a desire for an experience of its power in myself; each experience of its power makes belief in victory more glorious."

·  "Reconciliation, pardon, and cleansing from sin, have all an unspeakable value; they all, however, point onwards to sanctification. It is God’s will that each one who has been marked by the precious blood, should know that it is a divine mark, characterizing his entire separation to God; that this blood calls him to an undivided consecration to a life, wholly for God, and that this blood is the promise, and the power of a participation in God’s holiness, through which God Himself will make His abiding place in him, and be his God."

·  "And now we also have liberty to enter through the Blood. Sin took away our liberty of approach to God, the Blood perfectly restores to us this liberty. He who will take time to meditate upon the power of that Blood, appropriating it believingly for himself, will obtain a wonderful view of the liberty and directness with which we can now have intercourse with God."

· "The blood of Jesus is described as a “fountain opened for sin and uncleanness.” (Zech. xiii, I). By the power of the Holy Spirit it streams through the heavenly Temple. By faith I place myself in closest touch with this heavenly stream, I yield myself to it, I let it cover me, and go through me. I bathe in the fountain. It cannot withhold its cleansing and strengthening power. I must in simple faith turn away from what is seen, to plunge into that spiritual fountain, which represents the Savior’s blood, with the assurance that it will manifest its blessed power in me. So let us with childlike, persevering, expectant faith, open our souls to an ever increasing experience of the wonderful power of the blood."

·  "Salvation comes through a cross and a crucified Christ."


— Quotes from Pastor and Author, Andrew Murray, The Power of the Blood of Jesus


· "Salvation is so simple that we overlook it; so profound that we never comprehend it; so free we can't believe it." — Dr. Paul White



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By the blood of Jesus we are justified and God sees us as if we had never SINNED!


"When Jesus Christ shed his blood on the cross,

it was not the blood of a martyr; or

the blood of one man for another;

it was the life of God poured out to redeem the world."

— Oswald Chambers



Lamb of God,

Our Souls Adore Thee


Lamb of God, our souls adore Thee,

While upon Thy face we gaze;

There the Father’s love and glory

Shine in all their brightest rays;

Thy almighty power and wisdom

All creation’s works proclaim;

Heaven and earth alike confess Thee

As the ever great I AM.


Son of God, Thy Father’s bosom

Ever was Thy dwelling-place;

His delight, in Him rejoicing,

One with Him in power and grace:

Oh, what wondrous love and mercy!

Thou didst lay Thy glory by,

And for us didst come from heaven,

As the Lamb of God to die.


Lamb of God, when we behold Thee

Lowly in the manger laid;

Wandering as a homeless Stranger,

In the world Thy hands had made;

When we see Thee in the garden

In Thine agony of blood,

At Thy grace we are confounded,

Holy, spotless, Lamb of God.


When we see Thee, as the Victim,

Nailed to the accursed tree,

For our guilt and folly stricken,

All our judgment borne by Thee,

Lord, we own with hearts adoring,

Thou hast washed us in Thy blood:

Glory, glory everlasting,

Be to Thee, Thou Lamb of God!


- J.G. Dec

The Cross


A symbol of my faith

That strengthens me each day

As I by God's grace

Walk the narrow way


You see God's only son

He gave His life for me

And took my debt of sin

To a place called Calvary


I owe to Him my life

And all I'll ever be

All He asks is that

I'll let Him live thru me


So I run the race

Empowered by his grace

And give Him all the glory

As I look into His face.


- Author unknown

The Sufficient Blood


His blood is so sufficient

He tells us in His word

On the mercy sea​t in heaven

It was put there by our Lord.


It stops the accuser of the brethren

As he walks before the throne

Our God just points to the blood

And Satan knows He cares for His own.


It’s sufficient for any situation

To nourish, to cleanse, and keep.

Oh, magnify your name my Lord

My soul with rapture leaps.


Can my sins though oh so many

Make this blood of no avail

Once I’ve named the name of Jesus

In my heart, I cannot fail.


His word has proclaimed it

The work begun in me

Will someday be completed

When His dear face I see.


And when I dwell in heaven

As the ages roll along

Oh, that precious blood of Jesus

Will be my victory song.


- Source unknown


Have you experienced the redeeming power of the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ?

Jesus Christ

The Lamb of God

"The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." (John 1:29)


             The Lion of Judah

                   "And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep

                  not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah,

                  the Root of David, hath prevailed to open

                  the book, and to loose the seven seals

                  thereof. 

                  And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the

                  throne and of the four beasts, and in the

                  midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had

                  been slain, having seven horns and seven

                  eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God

                  sent forth into all the earth."

                  (Revelation 5:5,6.)


"For you know that it was not with perishable things

such as silver or gold that you were redeemed ...

But with the precious blood of Christ,

as of a lamb without blemish and without spot."

(1 Peter 1:18-19)



Christian, Christ has purchased your freedom from sin and bondage.

He gave His blood as a redemption price for your sins.

Don't play with the world and its temptations.

Sin will only rob you of your costly freedom.

Turn from sin to Christ.

He is the Master!



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