God’s Only Solution For Sin

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The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” ~ John 1:29

 
During this time of year I have come to anticipate the showing of The Ten Commandments on television starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Vincent Price & Edward G. Robinson. Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 epic has become an all-time classic- all 220 minutes of it! It’s hard to tell how many times I’ve actually seen the movie (15 times would be a conservative estimate). Right now I can hear Moses (Charlton Heston) bellow, “It would take more than a man to lead the slaves from bondage. It would take a God.”. As good as the movie is I still prefer the Book. Have you read it? The second book of the Bible, Exodus, records God’s deliverance of His people from the bondage of the Egyptian Pharaoh.
Although God attempts to deal mercifully with Pharaoh by sending nine plagues (Yes, these were all merciful attempts to persuade Pharaoh to submit to God’s plan) the Bible says that Pharaoh would not relent. Finally, after much patience,God sends a tenth and final plague upon Egypt. Every firstborn son in Egypt will die, from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who sits on the throne, to the firstborn son of the slave girl, who is at her hand mill, and all the firstborn of the cattle as well. There will be loud wailing throughout Egypt — worse than there has ever been or ever will be again (Ex 11:5-6).
However, this plague God included a provision to save all those who would obediently follow His instruction. He commanded that each household select a one year old male lamb without defect. They were to slaughter the lamb and take some of its blood and spread it on the side and top of the doorframe. Then they were to continually remain inside the house that was covered with blood until… the LORD goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down (Ex 12:23).

 

Let’s recap. Sin and rebellion had angered God. As a result, God was going to destroy the rebellious. However, He made a way for sinners to be saved- they were to be covered with the blood of the lamb. If they remained under the blood then they would escape death. If not, then they would be destroyed. I know you see it, or should I say, I know you see Him- Jesus.
You and I have been rebellious. We have sinned with knowledge of its wrongness. We have sinned in thought, word and deed. We have sinned by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We are worthy of God’s wrathful punishment, but in God’s mercy He provided a way to escape His wrath. Like God used the blood of a lamb to save the obedient so He used another Lamb to save the disobedient. It wasn’t by mistake when John the Baptist saw Jesus approaching him at the Jordan and exclaimed, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” The Scriptures teach that Jesus was without sin (Like the Passover lamb, without defect) and that His blood was shed for the forgiveness of sin- the Righteous for the unrighteous. Furthermore, it teaches that all who remain under the blood of Christ are saved. As 1 John 1:7 reads, “the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”
If you watch the original Ten Commandments this week, or better yet read the book, may it remind you of deliverance. Yes, God delivered His people from the bondage of Pharaoh but He has delivered all believers in Jesus Christ from a far more powerful foe- sin. This unrelenting taskmaster has no mercy and thinks nothing of putting its slaves to death and bringing them to everlasting slavery. But, thanks be to God who has delivered us from sin and death through the precious blood of Jesus Christ! Are you trusting in the blood of Jesus? If you are, then when the second death inevitably comes you shall be passed-over.
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 pardon, this I see,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
For my cleansing this my plea,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
Nothing can for sin atone,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
Naught of good that I have done,
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.
Now by this I’ll overcome—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
Now by this I’ll reach my home—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
Glory! Glory! This I sing—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
All my praise for this I bring—
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.

 

Covered by the blood,
Kurt Koerth

Comments 2

  1. Dewa

    i saw this on tv today thank you for this network it bssleed my family and my family is a family of brokeness and today yo bssleed my family i am the only follower of christ in my family and today was a huge step for my family to seek god my mom really enjoyed it and so did i so thank you very much. i was choking up at the end when you were talking about his forgiveness in the blood of jesus god bless you all so much!!!

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      Kurt Koerth

      Hi Dewa. Thank you for taking the time to encourage us! It is such a blessing to know that God is ministering to you and your family through His Word.

      May the love of the Father, the grace of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit be with you abundantly!

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