Friday, April 10, 2009

Without the Shedding of Blood, There is no Remission of Sin

I don't often do this, because, number one, I don't assume most of my readers are wimps.
Second, I am not all touchy feely about anything, so I have very little concern if you are, and thirdly, to be honest I deal with this on a regular basis, so it does not affect me nearly as much as it will some people.

But what takes place in this video is graphic in nature,
it will bother some of you, in fact some of you will not be able to watch it all,

but on this day, I believe it is a powerful reminder of what our faith in Jesus Christ is all about,

again, be warned, this is graphic stuff,

Sacrifice of a Lamb

I immediately thought of this passage of Scripture,

Hebrews 9

19For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,

20Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.

21Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.

22And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

23It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

24For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

25Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;

26For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

27And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

28So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

And then John chapter 1

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

36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

Today we remember the sacrifice of the Lamb of God, who took upon Himself the sin of the world.