Sunday, July 24, 2011

Gospel Goodness

Reflecting on the Gospel this lazy Sunday afternoon...

What was the precious blood of Christ for?

~ for atonement (Romans 5:11) i.e. making restoration.
~ for propitiation - and just and satisfying offering in our stead (Romans 3:25).
~ for our justification from sin (Romans 5:9).
~ for the forgiveness of sins (Eph 1:7, Col 1:14, Heb 9:7).
~ for the remission of sins (Matt 26:28, Rom 3:25, Heb 9:22).
~ for the cleansing, washing from all sin (1 John 1:7, Rev 1:5, Rev 7:14).
~ for the purging of our consciences (Heb 9:14).
~ for peace (Col 1:20).
~ for reconciliation unto Christ (Col 1:20).
~ for righteousness (Rom 3:22, 2 Cor 5:21, Phil 3:9).
~ for the purpose of saving us from the wrath that will come (Rom 5:9).
~ for the destruction of the devil (Heb 2:14).
~ for overcoming the devil (Rev 12:11).
~ for redemption, eternal redemption - for the purchase of our very beings (Eph 1:7, Col 1:14, Heb 9:12, Rev 5:9, Acts 20:28).
~ for the purpose of giving us life within, eternal life (John 6:53, 54).
~for the bringing back to life (Heb 13:20).
~ for sanctification (Heb 10:29, Heb 13:12)
~ for boldness to enter into the Holy of holies, the very presence of God (Heb 10:19).
~ for the purpose of enabling us to make our daily, hourly, minute-by-minute home in Christ Jesus (John 6:56).

The merits of the blood of Jesus are abounding!

"Your blood speaks a better word than all the empty claims I've heard upon this earth..."
~ Matt Redman

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

~ Robert Lowry