. . . unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood. -Revelation 1:5 Blood is mentioned 460 times in the Bible. Fourteen times in the New Testament Jesus spoke of His own blood. Why Because by the shedding of His blood, He accomplished the possibility of our salvation. He paid the penalty for our sin and redeemed us. The penalty for our sin and rebellion is death; Jesus stepped out and said, “I’ll take that death.” He voluntarily laid down His life and took the penalty we deserve. That’s what the cross is all about. The blood of Jesus Christ not only redeems us, it justifies us. Being justified means more than being forgiven. I can say, “I forgive you,” but I can’t justify you. But God not only forgives the past, He clothes you in righteousness as though you had never committed a sin. Yet it cost the blood of His Son on the cross. Billy Graham
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In April 1866, crates of nitroglycerin were shipped to California to aid in blasting through a mountain to create the Summit Tunnel. One of the crates exploded at the Wells Fargo office in San Francisco, killing fifteen people. Nitroglycerin is an effective explosive, but highly unstable. Yet in another form it’s an effective treatment for heart disease and one of the oldest drugs used in the prevention of heart attacks. What power is unleashed when two elements — nitric acid and glycerin — come together! When the Holy Spirit and the Holy Bible combine in a believer’s mind, there’s an explosion of power, and the mixture somehow strengthens our hearts. Ephesians 5:18 tells us to “be filled with the Spirit.” Colossians 3:16 says to “let the Word of Christ dwell in [us] richly.” Both passages promise the same results — singing, thanksgiving, and power in our relationships. These parallel Scriptures suggest there are two active agents working to help us achieve a renewed mind — the Word of God and the Holy Spirit. Combine these dynamic agents in your life today. The Bible without the Holy Spirit is a sundial by moonlight. D. L. Moody
What a Great Day! How the Lord can Bless and surprise! I was off work today and it was my wife’s birthday. At Church we were so surprised to see our grandson Andrew who is eleven years old come forward during the invitation this morning. Wow what a birthday surprise for my wife! Andrew gave his heart to Jesus at a time that we will always remember which is on his Grandmas birthday. The signs that the Lord puts into our lives to remind us of our Blessings is amazing. It’s just like the beauty that He puts in our lives such as flowers, trees, birds, rain, rainbows, etc; events such as Andrew giving his heart to Jesus! You see in my family some other coincidental circumstances are that my grandfather’s birthday and our granddaughter’s birthday is also on my wife’s birthday! Also Andrew was born on the day that my mother passed away. The Lord brings one Home and sends in another little Angel into the world to deliver His Blessings!