Saturday, April 28, 2018

Life is in the Blood

Sunday's Bible Study, From notes; I present a digested lesson by team teachers Linda and Donald


Leviticus 17:11 (KJV)  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 makes an atonement for the soul.

We have redemption through Jesus who became our sacrifice and it is through the shedding of His blood we have Life In Him.

1     Ephesians 1:7  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Because God so loved the world and us specifically, He gave His only son (Jesus) to become the sacrifice for our sins (Yours and mine,) and to bring us into His life through the blood of Christ.

God Loved, and we are told to love:  Galatians 5::22-25 (KJV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

I Corinthians 16:14  Let all things be done with Love.

John chapter 7:  Jesus spoke to the crowd saying:  “John 7:28  I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.  But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.  Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him; But he passing through the midst of them went his way.

The Father God did many miracles through His Son Jesus, and many believed on Him for the miracles and works that he did.  This caused the Pharisees to be angry to murmur and find fault. 

Jesus said, “Where I go, you cannot come, I will go away, but I shall return.”  The religious leaders exclaimed, “Where will he go that we cannot find him?  We are of Abraham, and this man has a devil.”

Jesus replied:  You say you are Abraham’s children, but you seek to kill me, one who has only told you truth.  If God were your father you would love me, but your father is the devil and you do his works.  Because I speak truth and you don’t believe.  You don’t hear because you are not of God and my Word has no place in you.

For decades the Jews had been looking for and expecting the Messiah, but Jesus did not fit their preconceived opinion of who he was.

Jesus stated, As long as I am in this world, I am the Light of the World, When I leave, my followers will become this light to the world.

Genesis 12:1  God said to Abraham, “get out and go therefore where I will show you.  I will bless you and bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you.

Abraham worshipped and did as God told him to do.  God protected, cared for him and blessed him and made of him a great nation.

When the Children of Israel were set free from Egypt, God said,’ Behold the land is set before you, go in and possess it.

The people murmured and were afraid and they were judged for doubting, complaining and being fearful to obey the command of God.

Situations occur and we judge and get caught up instead of allowing God to be the judge.

God has given us wise men and women to assist us in directing and obtaining victory and success.

Psalms 13, David said:  I trust in God and he has not forgotten me.  How long will my enemy be exalted over me?  No I trust in your mercy and I will sing because God has dealt bountifully with me.   

Even though David had problems, he did not fail to trust in God and praise his name.

God gives us authority to bless.  The gospel came first to the Jews, but they failed to recognize Messiah and God sent Paul and others to the Gentiles; so that the blessings of Abraham should come on us as well.

Faith in Jesus brings us Spiritual Salvation, but extends to our health, body, mind, and our emotions.  Total salvation, body soul and spirit.

Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice.”  We as sheep can listen closely and hear the still small voice of our Good Shepherd, and we know His voice.


1 comment:

Floyd Chaplin said...

Yep, we're His sheep and we're taking His Word to the world.