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1 Peter – The Blood of Jesus Part II (1 Peter 1:2b)

14 Mar
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Scripture Text

1 Peter 1:2b “…unto obedience and the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ…”

Introduction

In our last post we left off in a destitute state.  We were dead in our sins without hope.  In this post salvation is offered.

Hope in Jesus Christ

Now we see the glorious work of Jesus.  Rom 6:23b…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  We know we start as sinners.  We have shown that we have a sin debt.  We understand that sin’s penalty is death.  We now see that Jesus paid the price on Calvary for us but we still don’t know why the blood? 

We will find our answer in the Old Testament, before Jesus became flesh and dwelt among us, when God required animal sacrifices for sinLev 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.  We know that if we lose a significant amount of blood we will die.  This is what happened on Calvary; Jesus shed his blood.  Sin’s penalty is death; the blood that Jesus shed represents that death that paid the price for our sin.  The penalty for all sin was paid that day; all we have to do is accept it.  If you are reading this post and are not saved, or not sure, you can receive the gift of salvation made possible by the blood of Jesus or the death of Jesus as we have learned.  With salvation we are restored to God, given the tools to turn a carnal mind into a spiritual mind, and one day, a place in heaven where we shall forever be with the Lord.

Closing Thoughts

We have now covered the steps to salvation but there is one more; it may surprise you but we have a role in salvation.  No, I’m not talking about works here. We have a part to play if we are to be saved.  What is our role? We must accept God’s gift. Without acceptance we will not go to heaven.  God has provided a plan, a way to be forgiven our sin, but our acceptance is required.  We now know that all are sinners, the penalty for sin is death, we cannot pay that penalty but praise God Jesus paid the penalty for us.  Now we find out that we have a part to play.  How can we accept salvation?  Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with the mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

I have proclaimed the gospel message; it is now time for the work of the Holy Spirit to penetrate the hearts of those God has drawn to Him. Please listen to that still small voice and allow the blood of Jesus to pay the penalty for your sin.

Until Night,

A Servant

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11 responses to “1 Peter – The Blood of Jesus Part II (1 Peter 1:2b)

  1. Michael

    March 14, 2014 at 8:22 am

    The great meditation point here for me is this: “The penalty for all sin was paid that day.” This is something I’m learning better these days.

     
    • A Servant

      March 14, 2014 at 8:26 am

      It is great to hear from you Michael. May God give us a deep appreciation for the debt that was paid, so that we are motivated to follow Him and share with others.
      I’m still praying brother!

       
      • Michael

        March 14, 2014 at 8:27 am

        Amen! Thank you so much!

         
  2. limbiley

    March 14, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Very very good teaching if only a lot more people believed and learned to accept the finished works of Jesus.Not long ago I had to learn the hard way the difference between conviction and condemnation.

    The difference between the two is that one draws you away from God and the other pushes you away.

    The minute you mention the blood of Jesus ……..oh something in me moves.

     
    • A Servant

      March 14, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      I will not shy away from the very thing that secured me. I’d say learning things the hard way is something we have in common. Thanks for the kind words.

       
  3. Levi Thetford

    March 14, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks for the Gospel proclamation Dennis. Well done!

     
    • A Servant

      March 14, 2014 at 6:44 pm

      This is what it is all about. Salvation made possible by the blood of Jesus. Without this truth nothing else matters. I hope you have a great weekend brother.

       
  4. SLIMJIM

    March 15, 2014 at 4:37 am

    Grateful that God has provided a way

     
  5. Faith Love n Desire

    March 18, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    This is so true and a beautiful post! Very good Gospel message and a very good teaching…yes…Salvation made possible by the blood of Jesus! Great post! Thank you for sharing this brother!

     
    • A Servant

      March 18, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      Thank you. We cannot take the blood of Jesus out of salvation.
      What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

       

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