The Blood of Christ - part 2 : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread

1. The term "blood of Christ" as used in the new testament, is a comprehensive figure of speech which encompasses not only Jesus' physical sufferings, but also His spiritual sacrifice.

2. In fact, Jesus did not fear the physical pain of the crucifixion. He told His disciples not to fear such things (Mt 10:28), and the prophet Isaiah tells us that through all the physical affliction, the Lord Jesus never uttered a whimper (Is 53:7).

3. In telling of Gethsemane, Mark uses three words in chapter 14:33,34, that speak of the terrible dread that fell on Him "unto death," or "as far as death."

4. Since we know that Jesus died physically of His own free will (Jo 10:18), and told the disciples not to fear death, He must have been fearing something else.

5. The scripture teaches that fear originates in spiritual death (Gen 3:10, Heb 2:14,15). What Jesus feared in the garden was sin and death (spiritual), which He was never confronted with before. He had never known fear.

6. On the cross, Jesus had to pay the penalty for the sins of the world. That penalty is spiritual death. See Gen 2:17; Ro 5:12,17,21; Ro 6:23.

7. In order to pay our debt on the cross (Col 2:14) Jesus "because of the suffering of death" (i.e.: of fallen men) had to "taste death for every man." (Heb 2:9)

8. Each of the physical afflictions of His crucifixion were actually Divinely designed to reveal the penalty which God the Father would impose on His Son spiritually.

A. Crown of Thorns (Mt 27:29). Pictures bearing the curse of fallen man. (Gen 3:17,18)

B. Scourging (Mt 27:26). Jesus was scourged by the Father (Is 53:4,5), and it is this scourging by which we are healed.

C. Pierced by Nails (Jo 20:25, Acts 2:23). His soul was pierced through with every sin of every man in history. (Is 53:5; Col 2:14).

9. Peter tells us that "He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed."

10. In speaking of His bearing of our sins, Isaiah links it to "The anguish of His soul" and says that He "Poured out Himself (Lit: His soul) unto death."

11. These considerations do not diminish His physical sufferings, nor detract from His physical blood. In truth we see how incomprehensible was the price He was required to pay for our sins. 2 Cor 5:21 - "He (God) made Him (Jesus) who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."

-- saved (, July 25, 2000



-- al-d. (, July 25, 2000.


-- al-d. (, July 25, 2000.

Interesting interpretations. Are they yours? How about an attribution?

-- Lars (, July 26, 2000.

Hi Lars

Not mine, but he doesn't mind. All my posts are gathered from either his books or tapes. I'll check and see if he minds me posting his name on the internet, though it may be quite a while before I hear anything. Have a great day. You're in my prayers.

-- (, July 26, 2000.

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