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Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 6:06pm On Aug 05, 2017
The gospel of grace is underwritten by the most precious commodity in the universe – the blood of Jesus.

Some have lost sight of an important truth, possibly the most important truth, which is this: no blood means no salvation. And no redemption, no forgiveness, no sanctification, and no future.

Without the blood, the gospel is no gospel and the cross is nothing more than two beams of wood. As the song-writer wrote, our cleansing, our wholeness, our pardon, our hope, our peace, our righteousness, our overcoming, are all based on nothing but the blood of Jesus.

On the night before he died, Jesus said:

“This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” (Lk 22:20)

It was left to the writers of the New Testament to unpackage the full significance of that statement. I want to highlight five things they said about the blood. This is not a complete list, but it will be more than enough to get you thanking Jesus. Don’t race through this list on your way to another website. This list of blessings cost Jesus his life and purchased yours. Read it slowly and be blessed.

(1) Jesus’ blood did away with sin

“He has appeared once for all… to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself” (Heb 9:26b).

Sin is no longer merely covered up by the sacrifice of animals. It has been “removed” (GNB), “abolished” (AMP) and “done away with” (NIV). Sin, your old Master, has been ended, rubbed out, whacked.

You may think that sin is behind some of the problems in your life. How can that be if Jesus has done away with sin? His blood is what the Message Bible calls, “the final solution of sin”. Go take communion and talk to your problems about the precious blood of Jesus that makes you whole.

(2) Jesus’ blood paid for your eternal redemption

“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.” (1 Pet 1:18-19)

You were born a slave to sin, a prisoner of your appetites, programmed to screw up. Sure, you had some good days when you could keep things in check. But deep down you knew that your desires unleashed would bring ruin and destruction. This is humanity’s heritage – a selfish, sensual life passed on from our ancestor Adam.

But you were redeemed from this pointless way of life by the blood of Jesus. Jesus did not sneak in and kidnap you from the enemy’s camp. He bought you fair and square with something infinitely more precious than silver and gold. Neither did Jesus suffer on the cross just to buy you a weekend pass out of Egypt. His blood secured your complete and eternal redemption (Heb 9:12).

Jesus’ blood has paid your sin-debt in full. Even when you stumble and make mistakes you still belong to Jesus. The devil has absolutely no claim on you. When he reminds you of your shortcomings, remind him of the perfect blood that redeemed you and purchased your perpetual and everlasting freedom.

(3) Jesus’ blood brought you forgiveness and reconciliation with God

“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.” (Eph 2:13)

Growing up enslaved to sin you were serving in the enemy’s camp earning the wages of death. For as long as you resisted God’s gracious overtures, even your good deeds were storing up wrath for the Day of Judgment. You were born far from God and nothing you did could ever close that gap.

But Jesus became our atonement, bringing us reconciliation with God (1 Jn 2:2). By shedding his own blood, Jesus secured our pardons from death row (Heb 9:22). Forgiveness is not something we have earned. It is a divine gift, paid for with blood. All your sins – past, present and future – were forgiven at the cross (Col 2:13).

Some say there are limits and conditions to God’s forgiveness. They say that we are only forgiven if we straighten up and fly right. That is like saying the blood of Jesus is inadequate, that God himself needs our help. But the Bible says we are redeemed and forgiven “in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” (Eph 1:7). When you do well, you are forgiven. When you don’t do so well, you are still forgiven! There is no flashing sign above your head that switches between “forgiven” and “unforgiven.” Look up and see the blood of Jesus.

What sets you straight with God? The blood plus nothing. What is your proper response to this gift of forgiveness? Rejoice! “Happy are those whose wrongs are forgiven, whose sins are pardoned!” (Rms 4:7, GNB). You are forgiven! Be happy!

(4) Jesus’ blood cleanses, and goes on cleansing you, from all the effects of sin

“…the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin and guilt” (1 Jn 1:7b, AMP)

Sin has a corrupting, defiling influence. Even long-ago sin leaves festering wounds and putrescent lesions on the soul. Before the cross your lab report testified to the symptoms of sin: guilt, regret, disappointment, hurt, stress, fear, anxiety and sickness.

Thank God for the blood of Jesus which washes away all that black history, making you white as snow (Is 1:18). Jesus doesn’t do patch-up jobs. He deals with the root cause by removing our condemnation. Our hearts have been sprinkled and our guilty consciences cleansed (Heb 10:22). When we make mistakes Jesus, the Righteous One, intercedes for us and the Holy Spirit convicts us that we are still the righteousness of God in Christ (1 Jn 2:1). This is not merely a new start, but a whole new life.

(5) Jesus’ blood sanctifies you

“My friends, the blood of Jesus gives us courage to enter the most holy place.” (Heb 10:19 CEV)

Jesus doesn’t just point us in the right direction and leave us to our own devices, he takes care of the finish as well. His blood both cleanses us, redeeming our past, and sanctifies us, guaranteeing our present and future (Heb 9:13-14). In times of need we can approach the throne of grace fearlessly and boldly to receive grace and mercy (Heb 4:16). What qualifies us to enter God’s presence and enjoy his blessings? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

The moment we are saved our official status before God becomes “perfect forever” (Heb 10:14). A day-old Christian who has done nothing for Jesus can have the same confidence before God as a Billy Graham or a Charles Spurgeon. Where does this confidence come from? The perfect sanctifying blood of Jesus.

Nothing but the blood of Jesus

At the last supper Jesus took the cup and announced a new covenant based on his blood. If the disciples had known then what they learned later, they would’ve rejoiced, for God was on the verge of reconciling the world to favor with himself. It was the gospel in a cup!

Communion in many churches is a time of somber reflection. It ought to be a time of celebration and joy! The blood represented by that cup paid for your freedom, secured your pardon, brought you forgiveness with God and made you holy and acceptable. Neither should we limit communion to church. When you’re sick, take communion and remember with faith his body broken for your healing. When you stumble, take communion and remember with faith his blood shed for your forgiveness. Jesus is not condemning you – he died for you! Go and sin no more.

Some people compare following Jesus to an endurance race. This makes it sound like our success depends on our effort. Okay, but before we nullify the grace of God by trusting in our own works, let me ask you this. What qualifies you to run the race? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. What is it that keeps you in the race? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

And at the finish line when they ask what enabled you to overcome to the very end, even in the face of death, what will be your testimony then?



https://escapetoreality.org/2010/07/01/nothing-but-the-blood/

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Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by Dnaz(m): 7:58pm On Aug 05, 2017
Does the blood of Jesus automatically stop us from sinning? If it does not. Do we continue to sin? if we must not ,what do we do when we sin after being saved by his blood
Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by bloodofthelamb(m): 8:26pm On Aug 05, 2017
EXCEPT YE BELIEVE THAT THE BLOOD OF THE SON OF GOD[CHRIST JESUS] WAS SHED FOR YOU, YE HAVE NO LIFE

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Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by Nobody: 8:32pm On Aug 05, 2017
formely a Deist/pantheist now a Christain(13days now)...Jesus The Christ saved me from death.

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Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by bloodofthelamb(m): 8:38pm On Aug 05, 2017
BY STRENGTH SHALL NO MAN PREVAIL OVER SIN. LOOK UNTO JESUS AND HE WILL LEAD YOU IN THE PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HOLINESS..AMEN...AMEN

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Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by AIG07: 9:09pm On Aug 05, 2017
skillful01:
formely a Deist/pantheist now a Christain(13days now)...Jesus The Christ saved me from death.
GLAD and Happy for you.

Welcome to the fold of Believers... You now know the truth, stand and hold on to it... And don't forget to keep an eye out for the dogs and mutilators of the flesh.

Becareful of the so called 'Church' you join(if you haven't), I'll advice you remain in the body of 'CHRIST'.

The Grace of God be with you and other brethren.
SHALOM!

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Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 10:19pm On Aug 05, 2017
bloodofthelamb:
EXCEPT YE BELIEVE THAT THE BLOOD OF THE SON OF GOD[CHRIST JESUS] WAS SHED FOR YOU, YE HAVE NO LIFE
Exactly!!

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Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 10:23pm On Aug 05, 2017
bloodofthelamb:
BY STRENGTH SHALL NO MAN PREVAIL OVER SIN. LOOK UNTO JESUS AND HE WILL LEAD YOU IN THE PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HOLINESS..AMEN...AMEN
Amen bro, Amen!! Jesus is the answer!!

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Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 10:24pm On Aug 05, 2017
skillful01:
formely a Deist/pantheist now a Christain(13days now)...Jesus The Christ saved me from death.
Am happy for you bro. Welcome to the family of Christ!!

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Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 7:41am On Aug 06, 2017
Morning
Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by ta4ba3(m): 8:37am On Aug 06, 2017
We just have to thank Jesus for everything

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Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by Segadem(m): 8:38am On Aug 06, 2017
Let somebody shout Halleluyah

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Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by dionysus7: 8:40am On Aug 06, 2017
hear that folks? if we didnt sin, Jman would have died for nothing...sin away muthafuckas, the least we could do is honor the God that sacrificed himself to himself so he could save us what he would do to us if we did what he had known we would do before creating us...the gospel of a an omnipotent omniscient God.

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Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by uzoclinton(m): 8:42am On Aug 06, 2017
Una don come again
Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by hopefulLandlord: 8:45am On Aug 06, 2017
hshsbs
Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by olarispack(m): 8:46am On Aug 06, 2017
skillful01:
formely a Deist/pantheist now a Christain(13days now)...Jesus The Christ saved me from death.

Angels are rejoicing for your sake. I am so glad for your testimony.
Get planted in a bible believing church so you could take root downwards and bear fruit upwards.

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Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by Maximus85(m): 8:50am On Aug 06, 2017
Misuse and misunderstanding of what the blood means.

Blood is life. Blood is sacred to God. When blood of Jesus was pour out on our behalf.... It simply means that he gave his LIFE, HIS PERFECT LIFE to redeem us from sin.

If you continue in sin, the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ has no effect whatsoever on you. Once saved can never be always saved.

So when you are in danger and you're shouting blood of Jesus, his life that he gave is not to save you now, it's to give you a hope of eternal life in his kingdom.

The blood of Jesus Christ has been pour out, the effect is the grace we are enjoying today.

So, the blood is not the liquid that can be poured on you or cover you but the perfect life that Jesus Christ willingly out of love gave up for you and me.


Shalom!

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Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by CAPSLOCKED: 8:51am On Aug 06, 2017
jiggaz:


The gospel of grace is underwritten by the most precious commodity in the universe – the blood of Jesus.



HOW THE DEATH OF A MIDDLE-EAST MAN WHO WAS CONDEMNED AND KILLED FOR TREASON BY HIS TOWNS PEOPLE THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO, IS OUR NUMBER ONE CONCERN AS CIVILIZED AFRICANS, STILL BAFFLES ME.

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Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by Maximus85(m): 8:55am On Aug 06, 2017
dionysus7:
hear that folks? if we didnt sin, Jman would have died for nothing...sin away muthafuckas, the least we could do is honor the God that sacrificed himself to himself so he could save us what he would do to us if we did what he had known we would do before creating us...the gospel of a an omnipotent omniscient God.


WRONG!

It's not the style of God to sacrifice to himself. For the atonement of sin, the Israelites used the blood of animals for sacrifice. God is consistent, the perfect life lost by Adam can't be regained by the blood of mare animals. Someone perfect had to sacrifice his life. Who's perfect on earth? No one. John 3:16 said God sent his only begotten son for that purpose. He didn't send him self (lol)
Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by Nobody: 9:00am On Aug 06, 2017
Segadem:
Let somebody shout Halleluyah
Hallelujah. x7

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Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by dionysus7: 9:04am On Aug 06, 2017
Maximus85:



WRONG!

It's not the style of God to sacrifice to himself. For the atonement of sin, the Israelites used the blood of animals for sacrifice. God is consistent, the perfect life lost by Adam can't be regained by the blood of mare animals. Someone perfect had to sacrifice his life. Who's perfect on earth? No one. John 3:16 said God sent his only begotten son for that purpose. He didn't send him self (lol)

oh so God the father, God the son and God the holy spirit is what? out of context? John 10:30? not relevant in this context?

so yea, he sacrificed himself to himself...don't be sh!tting on OP's gospel. He died for our sins you said. Im only encouraging us to honor his death and let it not be in vain

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Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by Nobody: 9:08am On Aug 06, 2017
God has been faithful, can't thank him enough, been through a lot but I overcame them all because of him.

Love Jesus.

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Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by Maximus85(m): 9:15am On Aug 06, 2017
dionysus7:


oh so God the father, God the son and God the holy spirit is what? out of context? John 10:30? not relevant in this context?

Bros, 10,000,000,000 can be one. If they have peace with themselves and they are in agreement. What ever Jesus said is from his father. He's the mouthpiece of his father. They love each other, they are in agreement and harmony.

Don't be misled bro. Jesus is not The Almighty God. He has a beginning, he was created. Colossians 1:15.

Read the same John 10:36, 38....they wanted to stone Jesus because he called himself the Son of God. He mentioned harmony, union between him and his father.

I and the Father are one. And is used to join two identities. He didn't say I and I are ONE. "ARE IS EVEN USED BRO.... TWO PERSONS. ONE IS THE FATHER, THE OTHER IS THE SON. JESUS NEVER SAID HE IS GOD.

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Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by Nobody: 10:27am On Aug 06, 2017
An Israeli carpenter was killed by the govt. Some say he died for our sins. How does that make sense
Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by LOGDAN(m): 10:41am On Aug 06, 2017
skillful01:
formely a Deist/pantheist now a Christain(13days now)...Jesus The Christ saved me from death.


Congratulations brother, the joy of Lord is your strength

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Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by walls01: 10:41am On Aug 06, 2017
skillful01:
formely a Deist/pantheist now a Christain(13days now)...Jesus The Christ saved me from death.

guide against just any doctrine. read the Bible even though you can't understand everything. in the right time the holy spirit speak through it and will bring all to your understanding

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Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by walls01: 10:43am On Aug 06, 2017
dionysus7:
hear that folks? if we didnt sin, Jman would have died for nothing...sin away muthafuckas, the least we could do is honor the God that sacrificed himself to himself so he could save us what he would do to us if we did what he had known we would do before creating us...the gospel of a an omnipotent omniscient God.

you don't understand the scripture very well
Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by walls01: 10:46am On Aug 06, 2017
CAPSLOCKED:




HOW THE DEATH OF A MIDDLE-EAST MAN WHO WAS CONDEMNED AND KILLED FOR TREASON BY HIS TOWNS PEOPLE THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO, IS OUR NUMBER ONE CONCERN AS CIVILIZED AFRICANS, STILL BAFFLES ME.

because you apply only logical reasoning
Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by walls01: 10:48am On Aug 06, 2017
Sniper12:
An Israeli carpenter was killed by the govt. Some say he died for our sins. How does that make sense

it don't make sense if you apply just logical reasoning
Re: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus : Five Reasons To Thank Him - Paul Ellis by snowden9(m): 11:55am On Aug 06, 2017
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.

For my cleansing this I see--Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
For my pardon this my plea--Nothing but the blood of Jesus!

Nothing can my sin erase
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
Naught of works, 'tis all of grace--Nothing but the blood of Jesus!

This is all my hope and peace--Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
This is all my righteousness--Nothing but the blood of Jesus!

Songs like this makes me hunger and thirst more for this Awesome God.

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