“See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut.”
You might have prayed long about closed doors in your life.
You kept knocking at many of them but they did not open. And you are disheartened. Yet the promise is true because the One who … Read the rest
[The following paraphrase is taken from Bob Lamb’s Book The Overcoming Blood]
The phrase “pleading the blood” is not in the Bible. But to understand the concept let us use the phrase “appeal earnestly.” Let us take a look at that Passover night when 2.5 million Israelites walked out of 430 years of slavery in … Read the rest
The cry of Jesus, “It is finished” should encourage us to seek to understand and experience the benefits through his shed blood on the cross. Here are a few helpful and encouraging starting points for moving into a deeper fellowship and intimacy with God through the blood of Jesus.
The story is told about a man who called the Rolls Royce Company when he had a breakdown of his car in his European Tour. The Company flew a mechanic in a helicopter and repaired his car. When the man asked what the bill amount was; the mechanic told him that he will be informed … Read the rest
The words Atonement or Propitiation means “to cover.” It literally means to appease God’s wrath. God is angry against sin and the sinner. But since God’s love is also in operation he made a provision through which animal sacrifices would cover the sin from his eyes. Ultimately, Jesus through his blood sacrifice turned away God’s … Read the rest
One of the first things that happened after Adam and Eve sinned was that the fellowship with God was immediately broken. It became impossible for holy God to be friends with man anymore. Sin had to be punished by death. That was God’s holy law.
Many believers are satisfied with the initial experience of forgiveness which is called “born again” (John 3:3) experience. It is like laying the foundation of a building and then forgetting all about constructing the house.
Sanctification refers to the moment by moment cleansing we all need through the blood of Jesus. Imagine you taking a … Read the rest
We all love to have a brand new beginning in life. The first thing to do to have a new beginning is to accept that we are sinners. Christ died for sinners (Romans 5:8). Therefore you can look to him in faith and be saved.
Even after we accept Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, … Read the rest
This is a term that can be understood in the context of a slave-market. The word Redemption means “especially of purchasing a slave with a view to his freedom (W. E. Vine, An Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words).” Now God did not need to pay Satan anything to set us free. Instead it was … Read the rest
The favourite title that John uses for Jesus Christ is “Lamb” or “Slain Lamb” in the Book of Revelation. He uses that title no less than 26 times. It reminds us of the words with which John the Baptist introduced Jesus Christ: “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world … Read the rest
No man’s biographer in this world has given such an emphasis to the last week of a person’s life as the Gospel writers did to Jesus’s life. 29 out of 89 chapters (about 30%) in the gospels are devoted to the last week of Jesus’ life. John 13-19 describes sunset to sunset, the last 24 … Read the rest
Jesus spoke hard-to-digest language when he spoke about having intimacy or close communion with him. He told: “Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you (John 6:53).”