Brought Near by the Blood
Uncategorized | November, 01, 2013 | by Nancy Alcorn 0 Comments

Satan specializes in destroying people’s lives, then he twists it and makes you feel like it must have been your fault.  How can a five year old being abused be her fault?  John 10:10 says, “The thief comes to kill, to steal, and to destroy.  But Jesus said, ‘I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly.’”  To avoid the “thief,” we have to accept Him who offers life. Do you know what love is?  Ephesians 2 says this, “But God who is rich in mercy because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses and sin; He made us alive together with Christ for by grace we have been saved.  It’s not of ourselves.  It is a gift of God.”  This love is not of ourselves.  We cannot earn it.  We don’t deserve it.  We just receive it.

If someone were to call you up and say, “I have a gift for you,” you wouldn’t say, “Oh no, I’m not worthy.”  You would say, “Thank you.” That’s all we need to do.  The Bible says, “And you He made alive who was dead in trespasses and sins in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the sons of disobedience – among whom we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.  But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses and sins, He made us alive together with Christ for by grace you have been saved.”

We’ve been brought near by the blood of Christ.  Christ is our peace.  He’s broken down that wall of separation.  He himself is our peace who has made us one with Him.  How did He do it?  With his flesh.  The veil was ripped in two, and now we can come boldly before the Throne of Grace to receive God’s mercy and find help in our time of need.  Whether you’re crying out for the first time to be born again and forgiven, or whether you’re rededicating your life, or whether you’re just a Christian who’s overcoming daily, it doesn’t matter.  Come boldly before the throne of grace.  Jesus is a great high priest.  He is touched with the feelings of our infirmities.  He walked the face of this earth.  He was the Son of God, but he was also the Son of Man.  He overcame as the Son of Man because greater was He that lived in Him.  He overcame, and He’s set an example to show us how to overcome.


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