February 13, 2016
The blood of Jesus runs from our altars to our most holy places. You discount the propitiation if you make the blood of Jesus a blood transfusion of sin tolerance. The blood did not tolerate sin. It eliminates sin. It is a cleansing agency not a condoning covering. If the priest would have taken the blood of the wrong lamb permission would have replaced by punishment. There is the smell of dead corpses in the holy place. Meaning, too many preachers are entering pulpits with bloodless sermons that permit sin and it kills the sovereign move of God. Let us be careful that our influence is not so mechanical for the culture that there’s no lambs blood in our cause.
You can’t have the core of the gospel without the gore of the gospel. The core is set at Liberty the bruised. Open the prison to the bound. Etc. the gore of the gospel however is the terrible death. The crown pierced blood running brow. The nail punctured wrists and feet that released more blood. The spear tip pierced side that released blood and water which is Calvary’s call for repentance and water baptism.
Grace is a producer of change. It is not the pardoning counsel of human behavior.
If Grace was merely a pardoning expression of God then Jesus would have told the woman caught in the act of adultery simply Go! The sin no more is subtracted from approving Grace but it is added by improving Grace.
Grace doesn’t tell you that you can’t change. That’s the message of the law. Listen now…