cmsmasters
cmsmasters

Why the blood of Jesus is essential to the Gospel

cropped-dsc_0206.jpg 500×156 pixels

In the modern world the phrase, 'the blood of Jesus', makes people uncomfortable.

We don't wig out about the love of God, but the blood sounds barbaric. It's insulting to think that there's a need for anything as extreme as blood. What have we done that would require blood?

That 's the crux of it. Not that Christ's suffering required His blood be shed, or that the Romans were brutal and cruel and crucifiction a torturous death.

No, the part that offends us is that God thinks our sins warranted, actually required such a remedy.

I get it on a theoretical level, but my ego doesn't embrace the reality.

But what if this truth revealed something about God as well as something about man? It does.

None of us can measure our own lack of holiness, but we also can't wrap our minds around the holiness of God. So we dismiss the gulf that exists between us and wonder why there is so little experience of spiritual communion with Him. This is the problem, the breach, Christ came to repair.

It required blood that He freely offered for us. He said, 'no one takes my life from Me, I offer it up'.

That's what He did so that we could experience a genuine connection with God.

Let's not let our ego rob us of the possibility.

What can wash away my sins?

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

What can make me whole again?

Nothing but the blood of Jesus

 

cmsmasters
cmsmasters

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout.

  • Marissa Aschinger

    how precious is the flow
    that makes {even} me white as snow

  • Jeanine C.

    “…No other fount I know,
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

    For my pardon, this I see,
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
    For my cleansing this my plea,
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus.”

    • Kelly Grace
      Jeanine C.

      the {even} makes all the difference! Knowing our great spiritual need opens our eyes to God’s abundant gift in Jesus. God always receives the humble.

    • Kelly Grace
      Jeanine C.

      That’s why we love the old hymns, they have the truth running through every line.

  • Holistic Wayfarer

    We have to get – to understand – the bad news before we apprehend the good news. The offense of the gospel is its glory. Both man and God cannot be great at the same time.

    • Kelly Grace
      Holistic Wayfarer

      Well said. Thanks for sharing such a clear perspective.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: